Six new 'pop-up' courses for Ukraine!

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Training in security and psychological first aid now available in Kyiv and Sloviansk

Following the results of a learning-needs assessment and scoping visit carried out in August this year, RedR is delighted to announce the launch of our open ‘pop-up’ training programme in Ukraine. Aimed at individuals and organisations operating as part of the humanitarian response, the six courses on security and psychological first aid will run in Kyiv and Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine in November and December.

Fourth year of armed conflict

While largely absent from the international radar, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine is now in its fourth year. The conflict has led to staggering humanitarian needs and claimed over 10,000 lives.

“We’re particularly pleased to be running trainings in both Kyiv and eastern Ukraine,” explains Training Co-ordinator Isabelle Robinson, “to help support organisations providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to people affected on both sides of the ‘contact line’ between the government and non-government controlled areas.” 

Isabelle conducted a scoping trip to Ukraine in August 2017, to follow up on the specific learning needs indicated by national and international NGOs.


Security management, personal safety and security, and psychological first aid are crucial topics for individuals and organisations working in insecure environments. These courses are designed specifically from an NGO perspective, and draw on field case studies, and standards, tools and practices used by humanitarian bodies internationally.

Isabelle Robinson

RedR Training Co-ordinator

Course details

The courses will be conducted in English, and are open to individuals, national and international NGOs and CSOs, UN agencies, and those working for commercial, governmental and intergovernmental organisations involved in the response. The following courses are now available for booking: